July 21, 2016 RSS feed / Top News

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Kristina Watts receives Englewood Rotary awards Larry McLaren, president of Englewood Bank & Trust, announced that Business Development Officer Kristina Watts received the Paul Harris Fellow award and the President Award at the Rotary Club of En More...

New oyster reef comes to life in Punta Gorda

In a joint announcement, partners in the creation of new oyster reef habitat in the shallow waters along Trabue Harborwalk are announcing great success — up to 1,400 oysters per square meter have taken residence on sections of the reef. More...

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Real Estate News

House Hunting:

26458 Explorer Road, Punta Gorda

Here’s a spacious pool home with a spectacular lake view in desirable, deed-restricted Deep Creek. This home offers an open, split-bedroom floor plan with a great room, family room, formal dining room, eat-in kitchen and inside laundry. More...

Arts & Entertainment News

DEDO

— SHATTERING CONVENTION

PASSERSBY WERE SHOCKED THAT SOME VANdal had broken the plate glass window fronting Florida Gulf Coast University’s Renaissance Academy in downtown Punta Gorda last month. But there was more to the “damage” than met the eye. More...

They love it when you call them Papa

FOR STOCKY OLD WHITE GUYS WITH BEARDS the color of fresh-driven snow and a penchant for day drinking, there exist a handful of costumed contests worth attending each year. More...

Debut novel explores how low a man can go and still right himself

FLORIDA WRITERS

¦ “Beachhead” by Jeffery Hess. Down and Out Books. 322 pages. Trade paperback, $16.95. More...

Jim Morris: Livin’ till the day he died

Back in 1996, a tired corporate executive type wandered into the Nav-A-Gator Grill. Nestled on the Peace River in Lake Suzy, it seemed like a perfect spot to find a home and follow a dream. More...

Annual Great Bay Scallop Search looking for volunteers

Join Florida Sea Grant and the University of Florida IFAS Extension Charlotte County on Saturday, July 23, by participating in the eighth annual Great Bay Scallop Search, a resource-monitoring program where volunteers snorkel, looking for scallops in More...

For some veterans… It takes a village

Navy veteran Gary Ginkel arrived in Port Charlotte on a Greyhound bus on May 13, concluding a roughly 670-mile around the northeastern rim of the Gulf of Mexico from Biloxi, Miss. More...

Business News

At the heart of it

Conditioned Air CEO Theo Etzel elaborates on his way of doing business — and living life

THEO ETZEL, CEO OF NAPLES-BASED CONDItioned Air, recently released a book titled “Invest Your Heartbeats Wisely.” Equal parts a reflection on his success and advice book on principled leadership and management, the book is Mr. More...

Wills on Wheels brings estate planning to your home

MINDING YOUR BUSINESS

Many people know they need to have a will, but they just have a hard time getting around to it. Plus, who wants to cart around a box of all the necessary documents you’ve dredged up, and then wait around in an attorney’s office? More...

It’s not the time to sell stocks, but keep an eye on Central Banks

MONEY & INVESTING

Why is democracy a better form of government than even a benevolent dictatorship? It is because the collective population usually makes wiser decisions than a single individual with unlimited power. More...